Monica Medina

Monica Medina

Professor of Biology

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Most Recent Papers

Box, stalked, and upside-down? Draft genomes from diverse jellyfish (cnidaria, acraspeda) lineages

Aki Ohdera, Cheryl L. Ames, Rebecca B. Dikow, Ehsan Kayal, Marta Chiodin, Ben Busby, Sean La, Stacy Pirro, Allen G. Collins, Mónica Medina, Joseph F. Ryan, 2019, GigaScience

Multiple Facets of Marine Invertebrate Conservation Genomics.

J Lopez, B Kamel, Monica Medina, T Collins, Iliana Baums, 2019, Annual review of animal biosciences on p. 473-497

Acquisition of obligate mutualist symbionts during the larval stage is not beneficial for a coral host

Aaron C. Hartmann, Kristen L. Marhaver, Anke Klueter, Michael T. Lovci, Collin J. Closek, Erika Diaz, Valérie F. Chamberland, Frederick I. Archer, Dimitri D. Deheyn, Mark J.A. Vermeij, Mónica Medina, 2019, Molecular ecology on p. 141-155

The many facets of marine invertebrate conservation genomics

J.V. Lopez, B. Hannah, Monica Medina, T. Collins, Iliana Baums, 2019, Annual Review of Animal Biosciences

Coral-associated bacteria demonstrate phylosymbiosis and cophylogeny

F. Joseph Pollock, Ryan McMinds, Styles Smith, David G. Bourne, Bette L. Willis, Mónica Medina, Rebecca Vega Thurber, Jesse R. Zaneveld, 2018, Nature communications

Bacterioplankton drawdown of coral mass-spawned organic matter

Ryan Guillemette, Ryo Kaneko, Jessica Blanton, Jasmine Tan, Matthias Witt, Samantha Hamilton, Eric E. Allen, Monica Medina, Koji Hamasaki, Boris P. Koch, Farooq Azam, 2018, ISME Journal on p. 2238-2251

Intra- and interspecific variation and phenotypic plasticity in thylakoid membrane properties across two Symbiodinium clades

Joost S. Mansour, F. Joseph Pollock, Erika Díaz-Almeyda, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Monica Medina, 2018, Coral Reefs on p. 841-850

Phylogenomics provides a robust topology of the major cnidarian lineages and insights on the origins of key organismal traits

Ehsan Kayal, Bastian Bentlage, M. Sabrina Pankey, Aki H. Ohdera, Monica Medina, David C. Plachetzki, Allen G. Collins, Joseph F. Ryan, 2018, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Upside-down but headed in the right direction

Aki H. Ohdera, Michael J. Abrams, Cheryl L. Ames, David M. Baker, Luis P. Suescún-Bolívar, Allen G. Collins, Christopher J. Freeman, Edgar Gamero-Mora, Tamar L. Goulet, Dietrich K. Hofmann, Adrian Jaimes-Becerra, Paul F. Long, Antonio C. Marques, Laura A. Miller, Laura D. Mydlarz, Andre C. Morandini, Casandra R. Newkirk, Sastia P. Putri, Julia E. Samson, Sérgio N. Stampar, Bailey Steinworth, Michelle Templeman, Patricia E. Thomé, Marli Vlok, Cheryl M. Woodley, Jane C.Y. Wong, Mark Q. Martindale, William K. Fitt, Mónica Medina, 2018, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Comprehensive phylogenomic analyses resolve cnidarian relationships and the origins of key organismal traits

2018, BMC Genomics on p. 68

Recent Most-Cited Papers

A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity

Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight, Jose L. Agosto Rivera, Lisa Al-Moosawi, John Alverdy, Katherine R. Amato, Jason Andras, Largus T. Angenent, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Amy Apprill, 2017, Nature on p. 457-463

Draft assembly of the symbiodinium minutum nuclear genome reveals dinoflagellate gene structure

Eiichi Shoguchi, Chuya Shinzato, Takeshi Kawashima, Fuki Gyoja, Sutada Mungpakdee, Ryo Koyanagi, Takeshi Takeuchi, Kanako Hisata, Makiko Tanaka, Mayuki Fujiwara, Mayuko Hamada, Azadeh Seidi, Manabu Fujie, Takeshi Usami, Hiroki Goto, Shinichi Yamasaki, Nana Arakaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Sumio Sugano, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoko Kuroki, Asao Fujiyama, Monica Medina, Mary Alice Coffroth, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nori Satoh, 2013, Current Biology on p. 1399-1408

Threatened corals provide underexplored microbial habitats

Shinichi Sunagawa, Cheryl M. Woodley, Mónica Medina, 2010, PloS one on p. e9554

Symbiodinium transcriptomes

Till Bayer, Manuel Aranda, Shinichi Sunagawa, Lauren K. Yum, Michael K. DeSalvo, Erika Lindquist, Mary Alice Coffroth, Christian R. Voolstra, Monica Medina, 2012, PloS one on p. e35269

Transcriptomic responses to heat stress and bleaching in the elkhorn coral Acropora palmata

Michael K. Desalvo, Shinichi Sunagawa, Christian R. Voolstra, Mónica Medina, 2010, Marine Ecology Progress Series on p. 97-113

Microbes in the coral holobiont

Janelle R. Thompson, Hanny E. Rivera, Collin J. Closek, Mónica Medina, 2014, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Coral host transcriptomic states are correlated with Symbiodinium genotypes

M. K. DeSalvo, S. Sunagawa, P. L. Fisher, C. R. Voolstra, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Monica Medina, 2010, Molecular ecology on p. 1174-1186

Location-specific responses to thermal stress in larvae of the reef-building coral Montastraea faveolata

Nicholas R. Polato, Christian R. Voolstra, Julia Schnetzer, Michael K. DeSalvo, Carly J. Randall, Alina M. Szmant, Mónica Medina, Iliana B. Baums, 2010, PLoS One on p. e11221

Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals

Debashish Bhattacharya, Shobhit Agrawal, Manuel Aranda, Sebastian Baumgarten, Mahdi Belcaid, Jeana L. Drake, Douglas Erwin, Sylvian Foret, Ruth D. Gates, David F. Gruber, Bishoy Kamel, Michael P. Lesser, Oren Levy, Yi Jin Liew, Matthew MacManes, Tali Mass, Monica Medina, Shaadi Mehr, Eli Meyer, Dana C. Price, Hollie M. Putnam, Huan Qiu, Chuya Shinzato, Eiichi Shoguchi, Alexander J. Stokes, Sylvie Tambutté, Dan Tchernov, Christian R. Voolstra, Nicole Wagner, Charles W. Walker, Andreas P.M. Weber, Virginia Weis, Ehud Zelzion, Didier Zoccola, Paul G. Falkowski, 2016, eLife

Whole transcriptome analysis reveals changes in expression of immune-related genes during and after bleaching in a reef-building coral

Jorge H. Pinzón, Bishoy Kamel, Colleen A. Burge, C. Drew Harvell, Mónica Medina, Ernesto Weil, Laura D. Mydlarz, 2015, Royal Society Open Science